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National Museum of Health & Medicine Foundation

National Museum of Medical History

The National Museum of Health and Medicine is a National Historic Landmark recognized for its ongoing value to the health of the military and to the nation. The National Museum of Health and Medicine Foundation has been created to serve as a not-for-profit partner, providing general support for museum operations as well as for more targeted projects in both the educational and research areas. A subsidiary of the Buonacorsi Foundation, the NMHM Foundation has as a major objective to drive the creation of a satellite of the NMHM in the Chicago area.

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UIC College of Medicine

UIC College of Medicine

The Department of Anatomy at the UIC College of Medicine is the recipient of a four-year research grant from the Buonacorsi Foundation. This grant supports research to develop new methods for teaching anatomy to medical students as well as students in the associated health professions.

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The Beethoven Project Trio

The Beethoven Project Trio

The Buonacorsi Foundation is an enthusiastic supporter of the Beethoven Project Trio. The foundation sponsored the worldwide simulcast of the May 2009 world premier performance in Chicago, as well as the production of the group's 2010 world premier recording CD.

 

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Chicago Expansion - A Bridge Between the Physical & Virtual

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An effort is underway to create a central repository for The National Museum of Health and Medicine's digital collections, data archives and related computational resources at a new satellite location in Chicago. The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago will function as a bridge between the physical and virtual realms, featuring interactive exhibits where visitors can explore biomedical information in new ways and will act as a home for a team of information scientists who will advance the museum's research initiatives. 

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Scholastic Art Awards, Hallmark Award national winner, 1977, Artist: Michael Doyle

From their web site: "Founded in 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S. and the largest source of scholarship funds for young artists and writers. Each year, ambitious students...  

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Camerata Chicago

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The Buonacorsi Foundation is also a sponsor of the Camerata Chicago. Camerata Chicago, a chamber orchestra of 16 - 20 musicians was founded in 2003. Bringing together some of the best musicians in Chicago conductor Drostan Hall has founded one of the finest chamber orchestras to emerge on the world stage in quite some time. The ensemble is equally at home in intimate settings as well as larger chamber music venues, performing the rich tapestry of diverse string repertoire including newly commissioned works. Camerata Chicago stands while playing, heightening the expressive freedom of the musicians, thus intensifying the projection of the music, as well as being visually compelling.